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Federal Hall National Monument

26 Wall Street, Town and Davis, architects 1933-42

 
 
Federal Hall National Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 19, 1998
1. Federal Hall National Monument Marker
Inscription.  A majestic statue of George Washington stands on the front steps of Federal Hall in memory of Washington’s inauguration as the country’s first president—which happened on this spot on April 30th, 1789.

The current building is named for the original Federal Hall, perhaps the most historic site in the entire country, where two centuries ago American democracy was born. From 1785 to 1790, New York served as the first capital of the brand-new United States of America. It was in Federal Hall that Congress met for the first time, adopted the Bill of Rights and created the Departments of State, War and Treasury, and the United States Supreme Court. Today Federal Hall serves as a museum operated by the National Park Service and visitor’s information center for Heritage New York.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker monument is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 40° 42.413′ N, 74° 0.607′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker

Federal Hall National Monument-Statue of George Washington image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 19, 1998
2. Federal Hall National Monument-Statue of George Washington
is on Wall Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 26 Wall Street, New York NY 10005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Federal Hall National Memorial (here, next to this marker); 40 Wall Street (within shouting distance of this marker); On this site in Federal Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Wall Street Palisade (within shouting distance of this marker); Ohio Company of Associates (within shouting distance of this marker); J.P. Morgan Building (within shouting distance of this marker); J. P. Morgan (within shouting distance of this marker); 1 Wall Street / 14 Wall Street (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
More about this monument. This marker has been removed and replaced by a new version with the title Federal Hall National Memorial.
 
Also see . . .  The 1842 Federal Hall National Memorial. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry. (Submitted on April 9, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Inscription on George Washington Statue image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 19, 1998
3. Inscription on George Washington Statue
Federal Hall National Monument image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, August 20, 2019
4. Federal Hall National Monument
The portico.
Federal Hall National Monument NPS marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, August 20, 2019
5. Federal Hall National Monument NPS marker
George Washington taking the oath of office.
Federal Hall National Monument image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, December 27, 2018
6. Federal Hall National Monument
The "Exploring Lower Manhattan" version, 2018.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 1, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 257 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 1, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   4, 5. submitted on April 23, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   6. submitted on December 27, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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